UNICEF and the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan to reach 500 families with essential supplies following flash floods in South Kyrgyzstan

25 April 2024
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UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

UNICEF and the Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan are today distributing essential supplies including soap, toiletries, detergent, diapers and other hygiene products to 500 families in Batken, Jalal-Abad and Osh oblasts, following the flash floods.

The essential supplies, delivered to households in a ‘hygiene kit’ can cover the immediate water and hygiene needs of up to 2,500 children and adults in total. UNICEF procured these emergency supplies with support from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.

Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan (RCSK), UNICEF’s long-standing partner in emergency response activities, is leading the distribution work in coordination with the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

“Recent flash floods across Kyrgyzstan have affected hundreds of people. Their houses are damaged, and lives are interrupted. We hope these packages can alleviate some of the hardships they are facing,” said Cristina Brugiolo, Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan.

The Government has declared a state of emergency in Osh, Jalal-Abad and Talas oblasts due to destructive flash floods. UNICEF continues to monitor the situation and work with the Ministry of Emergency Situation, RCSK and other partners in emergency preparedness and response.

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Kairatbek Murzakimov
Communications, Advocacy and Partnerships Officer
UNICEF Kyrgyzstan


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